Isolation and characterization of a novel human gene (NESH) which encodes a putative signaling molecule similar to e3B1 protein.
Using a conventional cloning technique, a novel full-length cDNA was isolated and sequenced from a human placental cDNA library. This cDNA consists of 2129 bp and has a predicted open reading frame encoding 366 amino acids. It possesses a Src homology 3 (SH3) motif, proline-rich region, serine-rich region and no catalytic domain, suggesting that it seems to be a signaling protein most similar to e3B1, an eps8 SH3 binding protein. PCR-based mapping with both a monochromosomal hybrid panel and radiation hybrid cell panels placed the gene to human chromosome 17q21.3 near the marker D17S1795.